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Mitchell Warren

Mitchell Warren became the Executive Director of the AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition (AVAC) in April 2004, after serving as the senior director for Vaccine Preparedness at the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) where he directed efforts to increase community understanding and national involvement in AIDS vaccine clinical trials in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Prior to joining IAVI, Warren spent four years as Vice President and Director of International Affairs forThe Female Health Company (FHC), the manufacturer of the female condom, where he collaborated with Ministries of Health, international donors, UN agencies and non-governmental organizations in Africa, Asia and Latin America to design and implement reproductive health programs that integrate the female condom, and he led global advocacy efforts for expanded commitment to female-initiated prevention methods.

Prior to joining FHC, Warren spent six years at Population Services International (PSI) designing and implementing social marketing, communications and health promotion activities in Africa, Asia and Europe, including five years running PSI's project in South Africa. Before that, he was Program Director of Medical
Education for South African Blacks.

Warren has a B.A. in English and History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and studied health policy at the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health.